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ARTICLES BY: Israel Kasnett / JNS.org


August 7, 2018 9:16 am
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Iranians Furious at Regime as Economy Teeters on the Brink

JNS.org - Thousands of Iranian citizens have been protesting across the country, including in major cities such as Tehran, Karaj, Shiraz, Mashhad, Isfahan, and Qom,...

July 17, 2018 1:11 pm
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Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon

JNS.org - "Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent one of his Tesla cars...

March 23, 2018 4:21 pm
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What Israel’s Gun Policies Can Teach Americans

JNS.org - As American society has become more polarized in recent years, the debate over gun control has reflected this reality, with leaders and lawmakers on...

March 12, 2018 11:54 am
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US, Europe Contemplate Action as Iran Deadline Looms

JNS.org - US President Donald Trump signed the Iran sanctions waiver on January 12 -- a decision that must be made every 120 days under the Joint Comprehensive...

March 7, 2018 12:57 pm
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Was This Netanyahu’s Last AIPAC Appearance as Prime Minister?

JNS.org - With a wobbly coalition threatening his political stability and under investigation for alleged corruption, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu surely must have appreciated the...

February 28, 2018 4:51 pm
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Netanyahu Is Defiant, But in Danger, Amid Scandal, Charges

JNS.org - While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming meeting with Donald Trump next week would normally be the main topic of conversation in Israel, the mounting...

February 27, 2018 12:40 pm
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Former Israeli and US Diplomats Express Caution, Hope on Embassy Move

JNS.org - After much speculation, the United States announced on February 23 that it will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May. US State Department...

February 23, 2018 1:20 pm
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Holding Out an Olive Branch? US Lawmakers Speak Out After Being Detained on the Temple Mount

JNS.org - US Representatives Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) no doubt anticipated an eye-opening experience when they visited the Temple Mount on Thursday -- as...

February 12, 2018 2:57 pm
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Some Experts Say Abbas Has ‘Little to Lose’ in Sabotaging US-Palestinian Relations

JNS.org - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas appears to believe he has nothing to lose in picking a fight with the United States. Abbas is scheduled to...

January 25, 2018 4:32 pm
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Palestinian Leaders Ramp Up Feud with the US

JNS.org - While the Trump administration believes that the Middle East is “at the dawn of a new era” -- marked by progress towards “a peaceful resolution” to...

January 22, 2018 2:11 pm
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Can the World Agree to ‘Fix’ the Iran Nuclear Deal?

President Donald Trump on Jan. 12 outlined his intentions to “fix the terrible flaws” of the Iran nuclear deal, giving the agreement what he called...

January 17, 2018 2:23 pm
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Washington’s New Approach to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

JNS.org - The Trump administration’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict represents what some Mideast experts and Israel advocates are describing as a paradigm shift in Washington, DC...

January 9, 2018 10:27 am
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Yoaz Hendel: Israel’s Emerging ‘Liberal Nationalist’ Figure

JNS.org - The crowd in Jerusalem’s Zion Square was civil, as protesters held up signs decrying alleged government corruption. Standing on the stage, Dr. Yoaz Hendel,...

December 27, 2017 3:01 pm
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The Two Sides to the Arab Vote on the UN’s Jerusalem Resolution

JNS.org - When 128 countries voted on December 21 in favor of a non-binding United Nations General Assembly resolution calling on the US to withdraw its...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

Israel

Israeli Police Thwart Arab Terrorism in Jerusalem on Yom Kippur

JNS.org - An attempted stabbing attack was thwarted on the night of Yom Kippur by Israeli police in Jerusalem. Just after the beginning of the holiday at 7 pm, a 26-year-old man...

Middle East

Gulf Arab States Should Be Party to Proposed Iran Treaty Talks: UAE Officia...

Washington's Gulf Arab allies should be included in proposed treaty negotiations with Iran over its ballistic missile program and regional...

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